Thomas McGann


Thomas McGann is a native Long Islander, a graduate of Bishop Loughlin MHS and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Beside a military career that included a tour in Viet Nam, Tom has been involved in several businesses. He was the owner/operator of Maguire's Bayfront Restaurant in Ocean Beach, Fire Island and Seasons Restaurants in both East Moriches and Speonk, NY. He was also the CEO of Seafarers Construction Company and a managing partner in Seafarers Investing Company that had vested interests in numerous business ventures. n addition, Tom spent ten years digging clams on the Great South Bay and was a house painter for another ten. Other stints included tending bar, waiting tables and driving trucks.
Tom’s passion is writing. He maintains two websites, and in support of his two novels, the YA fantasy, "The Riddle of Riddles," and the novel "Chance" about a motorcycle champion's violent encounter with a motorcycle gang. He is also the author of several plays, numerous short stories and essays and reams of poetry.
Tom wrote a political column for three years for the online magazine and is an ongoing contributor to the Fire Island News.
Sailing, motorcycling and reading are his hobbies but family is his life.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
My first attempt at writing was a disaster. I wanted to write something so significant that I could barely begin to write.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm a Long Islander, born and bred, but I've done my share of travelling. Exposure to varying cultures is important in opening our eyes to see things in different perspectives. Travelling makes one humble.
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Where to find Thomas McGann online

Where to buy in print


The Riddle of Riddles
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,590. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Riddle of Riddles is a YA fantasy about the search for the answer to the riddle, “When is the riddle the answer?” Solving the riddle is the task of a boy, Will, who looks for the answer in this book where his search begins. Powerful forces are allied against Will to defeat him. The Riddle of Riddles is a riddle about a riddle containing riddles, puzzles, and games, Help Will solve the riddle.

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